Does winter have you dreaming of a vacation? Although there are many options available, the following are the names and contact information of three popular and reputable tour companies for your consideration.

Collette Tours has been around since 1918. They cover Asia, Australia, New Zealand, North and South America. One of their popular tours is “The Plains of Africa”, which gives you 14 days (including 33 meals) of up close and personal views of incredible wildlife for $3,799.00 per person (land only). A wholly different option would be 10 days in Rome, and the Amalfi Coast for $2,099.00 per person including 14 meals (land only). Visit their website for other destinations and tour lengths that are offered.

Abercrombie & Kent has been a reputable luxury tour company since 1962, and offers tours to Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, North and South America as well as Central America. These are small group tours (no more than 18 people). Two of their offerings are Kenya and Tanzania for 12 days starting at $8,795.00 per person (land only), and Italy: Rome, Florence and Venice for 10 days at $9,495.00 per person, which includes most meals. Visit their website for more information on these or other tours offered.

Go Ahead Tours comes to the table with 50 years of experience. Their tours include Europe, Latin America, Asia, U.S. and Canada, Australia and New Zealand, Africa, Middle East and Antarctica. As with the others, here are the two general destinations for comparison. The Kenya wildlife safari is for 13 days and includes hotel accommodations, meals and ground transportation starting at $3,949.00 (land only). They also offer tours of Italy: 9 days in Venice, Florence and Rome, including breakfast and dinner, starting at $1,659.00 (land only).

The prices quoted here are all subject to change depending upon the time of year and other factors. It is best to go on the individual websites when you are ready to plan your vacation. We have shown only a small sampling of possibilities. FACT Members can also use our exclusive travel portal to book hotels and excursions. Members can log in and visit the portal here.

As always, do your homework and see what fits your taste and needs best. There are other international travel considerations. Make sure that your passport is up to date and be aware that there are some countries that require a visitor’s visa in addition to your passport.
Also, make sure all of your vaccinations are up to date.

You can visit the Center for Disease Control Travel Notices website for specific information regarding health issues around the world and what precautions you may want to take.